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Promoting Learning for All Students - Chapter Summary
Reinvent your review sessions with this chapter. Using our short video and text lessons, you can brush up on topics like the ways to maximize a student's potential, ways diversity affects reading instruction, and common problems with children in elementary school. Our short quizzes will provide you with an idea of the amount of information you're retained. Additional topics included in this chapter are as follows:
- Effects of parenting styles on diverse styles of learners
- Aspects of learning styles
- Ways to design a classroom dedicated to diverse learning styles
- Diversity's role in education
- Physical and cognitive gender differences in the class
- Strategies for culturally relevant teaching
- Techniques for culturally-responsive class management and teaching ELL students
After you've taken the quizzes, you can view the parts of the videos that contain the correct answers. Send your questions about this chapter to our instructors, and they will be happy to assist you. The lesson transcripts contain information about these instructors and also highlight key vocabulary terms.
1. Common Issues with Elementary School Children
While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.
2. Characteristics of Learning Styles
Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.
3. Designing a Classroom for Different Learning Styles
How teachers design classrooms can impact learning. This lesson explains ways teachers can arrange space, materials, and time to support a variety of learning styles in the classroom.
4. How Diversity Influences Student Achievement
Diversity can be defined as the differences among people. In this lesson, we'll learn how poverty, social class, culture, and ethnicity can impact student achievement.
5. How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction
This lesson provides an overview of ways in which physical, cultural, and developmental diversity can impact reading instruction, which can present both challenges and opportunities in supporting student growth.
6. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral
Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.
7. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition
This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.
8. Culturally-Responsive Classroom Management Strategies
A student's culture can play a large part in how they learn. When it comes to classroom management, knowing how to respond to and incorporate students' cultures can enhance student learning. Read on to learn more about culturally-responsive classroom management strategies.
9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
10. Maximizing Every Student's Potential
Everybody is different, especially when it comes to learning new information. If this is true, how do we reach all students in our classrooms? Read this lesson for information about maximizing every student's potential by meeting students where they are.
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